Bronx apartment fire leaves 16 injured

03 January, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Phil Peters
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"We have 16 people; seven adults and nine children, all with non life-threatening injuries", said New York City fire chief Daniel Nigro.

At least 12 people have been injured in an early morning fire in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, New York.

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firemen work at an apartment building in the Bronx.

The incident took place on Thursday night and has been termed as the deadliest fire to hit NY in more than 25 years.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Fire officials said they responded to the blaze at the building near the Bronx Zoo in Van Nest at about 5:30 local time (10:30 GMT) on Tuesday.

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At least twelve people are hurt from the fire.

It took the fire crews eight hours to control the blaze on the Bronx's Commonwealth Avenue.

One resident escaped the burning building with his three young children.

The fire is believed to have started in the Beverly Hills Furniture store on the street level of the four-floor building.

That blaze started after a three-year-old boy was playing with a stove.

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